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Not according to this study; Houston is 36. The rankings explain how people's quality of life and city economic and management preparedness are likely to fare in the face of an uncertain future.

These indicators gauge, for instance, which cities' public transit, renewable energy, local food, and development approaches are most likely to either limit or intensify the negative economic and environmental impacts of fossil fuel dependence.

1. Portland, OR (1)

2. San Francisco, CA (2)

3. Seattle, WA (3)

4. Chicago, IL (4)

5. New York, NY (6)

6. Boston, MA (7)

7. Minneapolis, MN (10)

8. Philadelphia, PA (8)

9. Oakland, CA (5)

10. Baltimore, MD (11)

11. Denver, CO (9)

12. Milwaukee, WI (16)

13. Austin, TX (14)

14. Sacramento, CA (13)

15. Washington, DC (12)

16. Cleveland, OH (28)

17. Honolulu, HI (15)

18. Albuquerque, NM (19)

19. Atlanta, GA (38)

20. Kansas City, MO (18)

21. San Jose, CA (23)

22. Tucson, AZ (20)

23. Jacksonville, FL (36)

24. Dallas, TX (24)

25. Omaha, NE (37)

26. San Diego, CA (17)

27. New Orleans, LA (32)

28. Los Angeles, CA (25)

29. Louisville, KY (35)

30. Columbus, OH (50)

31. Detroit, MI (43)

32. Phoenix, AZ (22)

33. San Antonio, TX (21)

34. Miami, FL (29)

35. Charlotte, NC (34)

36. Houston, TX (39)

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Not according to this study; Houston is 36. The rankings explain how people's quality of life and city economic and management preparedness are likely to fare in the face of an uncertain future.

These indicators gauge, for instance, which cities' public transit, renewable energy, local food, and development approaches are most likely to either limit or intensify the negative economic and environmental impacts of fossil fuel dependence.

1. Portland, OR (1)

2. San Francisco, CA (2)

3. Seattle, WA (3)

4. Chicago, IL (4)

5. New York, NY (6)

6. Boston, MA (7)

7. Minneapolis, MN (10)

8. Philadelphia, PA (8)

9. Oakland, CA (5)

10. Baltimore, MD (11)

11. Denver, CO (9)

12. Milwaukee, WI (16)

13. Austin, TX (14)

14. Sacramento, CA (13)

15. Washington, DC (12)

16. Cleveland, OH (28)

17. Honolulu, HI (15)

18. Albuquerque, NM (19)

19. Atlanta, GA (38)

20. Kansas City, MO (18)

21. San Jose, CA (23)

22. Tucson, AZ (20)

23. Jacksonville, FL (36)

24. Dallas, TX (24)

25. Omaha, NE (37)

26. San Diego, CA (17)

27. New Orleans, LA (32)

28. Los Angeles, CA (25)

29. Louisville, KY (35)

30. Columbus, OH (50)

31. Detroit, MI (43)

32. Phoenix, AZ (22)

33. San Antonio, TX (21)

34. Miami, FL (29)

35. Charlotte, NC (34)

36. Houston, TX (39)

www.permapavenw.com

The word 'study' is used very loosely with these various publications. ;)

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Although I am glad Houston is geting positive publicity, I dont see why Houston should be ranked among the top three greenest cities in the U.S. given that almost everything in H-Town is geared to automotive transport. I mean, sure having a large amount of LEED certified buildings is good but there needs to be more consideration to transit. Come to think of it why isn't New York, or Chicago ranked up there since they have higher public transit use?

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